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I offer lessons in:

  • All Other Singing
  • Choral Performance
  • Ear Training
  • Improvisation
  • Performance Techniques
  • Sight Singing
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Vocal Improvisation
  • Rock Voice
  • Broadway Voice
  • R&B / Hip-Hop Voice
  • Pop Voice
  • Jazz Voice
  • Classical Voice

    I also have these skills:

    • Accompanying
    • Arranging
    • Advanced Music Theory
    • Songwriting
    • Vocal Rehabilitation
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    Jennifer MadsenOffering private lessons in
    Highland, Utah
    About MeContact MeBlog
    The best vocal teacher is your own ears. We are born to mimic. From the first sounds we utter as a child to the phrases we speak as an adult, it all starts with the need to mimic what we have heard.

    My first voice lesson was with Jeri Clinger in 1973. Jeri had a performing group called "Galena Street East." I was surrounded by talented friends as we sang, danced and performed our way through high school.

    Back in 1980- wet behind the ears- I was asked to be a student teacher while attending Brigham Young University. Armed with 6 years of private instruction from Jeri Clinger (Sacramento, California) I began teaching my first group of vocal students. (Jeri Clinger continues to be a mentor and friend and is still a revered vocal teacher and performance coach in Northern California.)

    I continued my training with William Stoker while at BYU. William was an amazing vocal technician. He was a big band singer who performed with the Kay Kyser Orchestra. Bill "Smilin" Stoker, as he was known in the late 30's, later went on to teach in Los Angeles and San Francisco with many notable students including Johnny Mathis, Shirley Temple and Merv Griffin. (For more about Bill, see blog.)

    With his methodology in hand and several years of performance experience under my belt, I moved to Los Angeles County and began teaching at a performing arts studio and eventually opened Jennifer Madsen's Vocal Studio in Claremont, California. For thirteen years I worked with some of the most amazing and talented students from Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange Counties.

    It was a unique time. Star Search had just gotten underway and several of my students were selected to perform and compete on the nationally televised program with Ed McMahon as host. One of my more gifted students, Jana James won the 1985 Jr. Star Search Vocalist of the Year. Natalie Cole's Big Break was next on the scene and during the season her show ran, I had placed over 6 vocal performers on the opening season with my two star pupils, Chris Pierce and Terry Shorter placing third behind R. Kelley in the season finale. Many of my students today are performing in film, television, and on Broadway.

    As a vocal and performance coach I have been hired to coach vocalists in the Christian, Country, Jazz, Pop and Broadway stylizings. I have been hired by producers to spend the week with the artist in the studio to help them "get it right." I have had many singer/songwriters that I have coached and helped to refine their original compositions.

    I continue to do professional vocal session work with several music producers and my voice can be heard on jingles for Sprite, Levi's and Wendy's as well as the voice of "Cold Case" on CBS. As a performer, I continue to sing with "The Jennifer Madsen Jazz Quartet" and have been a featured artist on the Spokane Jazz Orchestra's Concert Season. (See Calendar of Events for all upcoming appearances.)

    I was the musical director and choreographer for Robert Redford's Sundance Summer Theatre [B]. I just returned from New York City where I was a featured guest artist at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at the Lincoln Center.
    My book and methodology[B] "Breathing and Conditioning for the Singer; A Pilates Based Approach"
    will be published this year with co-author Pilates Master Teacher and movement therapist, Elizabeth Jones-Boswell.

    I currently teach at Snow College, Caleb Chapman's Soundhouse and in my private vocal studio in Highland, Utah. I continue to perform, teach and provide vocal and acting workshops throughout the United States. Workshop rates and weekly and hourly rates are dependent upon location and duration.

    E-mail for more information.
    3 postings total

    I Have Confidence
    May 15, 2016
    Bill "Smilin" Stoker
    December 31, 2009
    Sing Great by Listening to the Greatest
    December 31, 2009
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